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Graduate Assistantship Opportunities


The following is a list of graduate school opportunities within the College of Natural Resources. This list is not reflective of all graduate school opportunities within the CNR. 

EPA Wetlands Project

The UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources is recruiting a graduate assistant who will be involved in a project designed to increase wetland protection through local land use decision-making. This two-year assistantship will entail an inventory and analysis of wetland policies in all 72 Wisconsin counties, evaluation of the efficacy of local wetland policies and plans in five selected counties, and utilization of GIS and other tools to illustrate findings. 


BS Degree in geography, rural sociology, land use management and/or planning, landscape ecology, forestry or related field with at least a 3.0 GPA in the last two years of your undergraduate degree.

Interest in learning qualitative research methods, some quantitative methods, and applying GIS.

Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge and work history in wetlands and some use of GIS, those with competitive GRE scores, those with a passionate interest in land use planning and conservation in general, and wetlands in particular.


Begins September 2014 and runs until May 2016. Assistantship provides $15,000/year stipend, all research expenses, and research-related travel expenses.  In addition, out-of-state tuition surcharges are waived for non-Wisconsin residents and students may be eligible for insurance benefits. 

To Apply…

(Note: You will need to complete application requirements for both UW-Stevens Point and the CNR) Also, send an electronic letter of interest and CV by April 1, 2014 to: Dr. Anna Haines,, (715) 346-2386
  • Central Wisconsin Environmental Station Graduate Assistantship

    • The CWES Graduate Assistantship is a unique opportunity for those interested in gaining teaching, mentoring and supervisory experience in the environmental education field while pursuing a Masters in Environmental Education and Interpretation. The assistantship is a two-year commitment. The next graduate assistantship will begin in May of 2014.